Question about Western Digital 250GB MyBook External USB 2.0 250 GB Hard Drive

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I have a western digital external hard drive "my book" 320 GB model # WD3200D032 that doesn't show up as being a connected drive on my computer but when it is plugged in my computer says that it has detected it and that it is ready for use...also it makes a clicking noise when it is first connected. I have used it before and put data onto it so it has been working before I am just wondering what made it stop working...any ideas? Thank you I have the same problem.  I have a MacBook Pro and have used mybook WD2500E032 for over a year just fine.  Yesterday, I was using it and when I came back with the computer on, I no longer could see my drive on the desktop.  I have unplugged, restarted, and it has power, but all it does is click for 20 minutes, the lights on the circle go round and round, but nothing. It appears in my system profiler, but I can't access it?  What do I do?  Have I lost everything? All my music is on my external hard drive??!!!

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I sometimes manage to overcome a similar problem by turning the hard drive over and standing it upside down. Don't know what this does but it often seems to work

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Hi! i'm not sure this a solution but i have been dealing with same issue (i have an iBook G4 runs on Mac OS 10.4 and a WD Digital My Book essential ed. 500GB) i've noticed that if i left the external drive connected to the laptop over night or for a long time without using it, after a while it seems to 'give up it's resistance' and become pals again with the computer. I have no technical explanation or theories. But it just seems to happen that way. I hope this helps. Pedro (BsAs-Argentina)

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